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Family of Owens' victim releases statement

The family of woman abducted at the Walmart in Mukwonago by Mitchell Owens has released a statement to the Mukwonago Police Department. 

\"The family would like to give a special thanks to Kevin Schwartz for his quick response by alerting the managers at Walmart that the employee was missing.

We would like to thank the Walmart supervisors and employees for their quick action in alerting the Mukwonago police department. Walmart's store manager Mike was quick to respond by offering his services, and we would also like to thank him .

Our utmost and special thanks to Mukwonago's Lieutenant Steve Laude and Lieutenant Daniel Streit whose quick response and actions made it possible to get out the missing person's alert, keeping us informed during the situation, and notifying us when she was found safely. We are very grateful for all of the efforts and long hours put in by the Eau Claire police and surrounding departments who aided in this matter.

We would like to express our gratitude for the Kwik Trip employee who helped Karol get away safely and notifying the police of her whereabouts.

We would also like to thank the community for their love and support during this difficult time.

Please keep Mitch's family and friends in your prayers; we hold no animosity towards the family or towards Mitch. We feel he was a troubled man, and was having difficulty dealing with some issues.

Our deepest condolences go out to his family in their time of mourning.\"

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